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Senior Contracts Administrator

East Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Closing date
30 August 2021
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Job Description:

Saab, Inc. is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented Senior Contracts Manager for its Safety and Efficiency, Aerospace, and Canada divisions. The Senior Contracts Administrator will be an experienced professional with a comprehensive understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures. Day-to-day activities will include proposal preparation, pre‐contract risk analysis, troubleshooting and resolving contractual issues, and administration of government, commercial and international contracts. The Senior Contracts Administrator should practice proactive contracts management, respond to inquiries regarding contract obligations/revisions, and initiate the documentation to authorize work according to contractual specifications. The individual must influence other business areas without direct authority and have experience working with US Government (Federal Acquisition Regulations contracts), commercial, and foreign customers. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Reviews complex domestic, international or commercial proposals for compliance with requirements of Request for Proposal, with particular focus on identification and mitigation/elimination of “proposal risk” and “execution risk”.

  • Drafts, modifies/revises language for terms and conditions in response to an RFP.  

  • Works with expert knowledge of contracting concepts, Uniform Commercial Code, applicable public contract acquisition law and regulations (e.g. Federal Acquisition Regulations), and applicable international contract law. 

  • Demonstrates proactive contracts management.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of corporate policies and procedures, coupled with ability to identify required improvement to established policies. 

  • Coordinates and manages the contracts volume as part of a major or complex proposal.

  • Demonstrates ability to mentor less experienced contract professionals.

  • Determines appropriate flow down provisions for subcontracts and material procurement.

        Skills and Experience:

        • BA/BS degree in a related field (MBA/JD desired)

        • Minimum 8 years of experience directly working in a Contracts role or related field (6+ if MBA/JD)

        • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite

        • Minimum 6 years of experience with government regulations (i.e., FAR/DFARS, ITAR/EAR, TINA, etc.)

        • Willingness to travel up to 25% in support of program and business development efforts. (some of that travel is International)

        • Excellent internal and external negotiation skills  

        • Good presentation, leadership and team‐building skills. 

        Desired Qualifications:

        • Professional certification preferred (CCCM,CFCM,CPCM)

        • Experience working with US Government, commercial, and foreign customers

        • Experience working in Oracle, SharePoint, and JIRA

        • Must be capable of obtaining a Secret level security clearance.

        Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.

        About Us:

        Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

        Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.